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Warren Bruene (W5OLY)
September 28, 2013
This is to record the passing of my good friend Warren Bruene, W5OLY (ex W0TTK) on 28 September 2013 at the ripe old age of 96. Warren was known throughout the Ham Radio community for his many advanced technical articles in QST such as “An Inside Picture of Directional Wattmeters” and many others on the subject of RF amplifiers. Professionally, his inventions were awarded more than 20 patents, and he was honored many times by IEEE including election as a Life Fellow. He was co-author of the textbook “Single Sideband Principles and Circuits” and many articles and papers in professional technical journals, as well as authoring chapters on RF amplifiers for well known handbooks. He joined Collins Radio in the 1930s after graduating from Iowa State as a BSEE. I first met Warren in Cedar Rapids as a Collins Radio employee in the early 1960s when I was writing the book “Amateur Single Sideband” published by Collins. He had agreed to review the manuscript, and I recall being amazed when I saw the very low employee number on his Collins badge. Over the ensuing years we became good friends, which continued into retirement, and I learned a lot from his mentoring and wealth of knowledge. I will miss him. Thanks for everything and RIP, old friend. From Stu Bonney, K5PB (ex W5PAQ, W0DMR, W8JUV)
Contributed by: Stuart Bonney, K5PB (K5PB)
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